Both in Puerto Rico and in the Dominican Republic, the Salesians have a number of educational works, parishes, oratories and youth centers, and they are preparing to organize relief aid for people left homeless, without water, without food.
Fr Adan Marrero expressed through a Whatsapp message that "Thanks to God, the Salesians are well, without problems and sheltered... but...without communications."
Fr Marrero also sent some pictures of the parish house, the parish and "San Francesco" of Cataño. "Puerto Rico has been devastated by the passage of the hurricane. 100% of the island is without electricity. Many people have lost their homes. The Salesians have suffered damage to infrastructure, sports grounds, schools and community residences, but we thank God for all the confreres and our beneficiaries are safe." He concluded by saying that calculating the cost of the damage is difficult at the present time because "many transmission towers have fallen and we are without electricity."